Short and Sweet. No JAWS concert this month due to the Chrischurch Jazz and Blues festival being on at the Ara Auditorium. Molly's Remedy will be featuring in this KML concert on May 10th. The Clubs PA is available for Hire. Special Conditions apply. Contact Bert Parrant 027 3548155. Club members can now get a 10% reduction on musical equipment and services from the businesses listed in our slideshow. Chisnallwood School Band under the direction of Judith Bell recently played a concert for the Musicians club KML series and showed us music is in good hands. This band is off to China to perform so we wish them well. this will be a huge adventure for 12 year olds are I'm sure will result in many future musicians going through Ara's music arts programe. St Andrews School Band won the top award last year under the direction of Duncan Ferguson. Now hear this! This is not fake news. Local Boy Marlon Williams has got himself a gig in a film with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. The original 1976 film was, A Star is Born starring Barbara Streisand. Marlon also won album of the year at our NZ music awards for 2018. He also performed recently in the mosque tribute concert and sang " And I Love You So" in Maori. very brave and very well done. Several of our Christchurch Pop Choir are heading off overseas to perform next year at Carnegie Hall. The Folk Club is still going great guns on Sundays at the Irish Society Club hall, 29 Domain terrace. Marguerite and Barrie Clubb are still going strong with recording musical performances at their fantastic earthy Greendale ex church venue. Bruce Lemming has recently be made a life member of the musos club. Another new recruit is Brian Clarke of the Meanies Band. Christchurchs Mr Music, Charlie Jemmett is now in full swing at the New Brighton Market on Saturdays and the Riccarton Market on Sunday. Charlie loves a good chat, so stop by. The concert by the Swan Sisters (Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace) for our musicians club KLM series was a great sucess and showed those who attended that our local musicians can hold there own with any in the country. Now a wee reflection, some blues. Sadly in the last few years we have lost many first class local muso's to the great gig in the sky. We remember Stu Buchanan, Doug Petrie, Brian Ringrose, Mita Edwards, Peter Hanson, Trevor Latham, Jim Phillips, Dean Luke and Phil Garland. A big music supporter was Hans Schuitman who started the Flaxwood Festivals which also became a wee tribute to another local legend, Murry Wood. Our events hostess Pat had her car broken into and the clubs laptop with heaps of club info was taken. Maybe whoever did the dirty deed will want to join up. Ralph and Jan, part of the committee, are taking over running the membership side of the club which is now free to join.